Questions tagged [cubicles]

Questions related to working in a segmented physical space in a work environment

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Adjusting to an “open” cubicle office layout

About three months ago I got a new job and moved from an office where employees had modest private offices all surrounding a shared work bench area to an office with pretty small cubicles with half ...
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Is it OK to ask colleagues to leave if they're sick?

I can't stand it when someone that sits near me comes in when they're sick. All day long I listen to them sniffle and cough and I just sit there and wonder how long until they pass their germs on to ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that certain office layouts are better than others for productivity?

Joel Spolsky is pretty famous for advocating private offices for workers, particularly software developers (see here, here or here for example). I've also read that Microsoft generally has private ...
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What is the best way to deal with a coworker next to you who interrupts frequently? [duplicate]

In my work, we sit in cubicles. Well my coworker to the left of me seems to enjoy interrupting me when I'm working... not sure exactly the best way to deal with it. And then he'll wax about politics, ...
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Mental Issues from Lack of Movement - how to Address?

I'm a year into my first career step, working as a software -developer/-architect/-programmer/etc for a company of less than 20 people. During the past year, I've developed anxiety, depression, rage ...
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Cubicle assigned seating in office, requesting change in the face of refusal

Given an open office layout with low-barrier cubicles setup in rows and a management assigned seating plan, how reasonable is it to request a seating change? The seating was assigned during a recent ...
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Coworker wants me to clear out the clutter from my cubicle

So, I'm in my first cubicle job and have been here a few months. The company culture is very lax about cubicle presentation. The upper's realize that our cubicles are our "homes" and don't want to ...
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Someone keeps moving the stuff on my desk

I work in a cubicle in a fairly large company; there are at least 100 people on my floor alone. In my cubicle space, I keep 5 small figurine toys, all lined neatly in a row and facing me. In November, ...